A GROUP OF REMARKABLE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME embark on a demanding trek through the India Himalayas, accompanied by their neurotypical brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. Through the eye of the camera, we catch a glimpse into the internal world of those with Down syndrome, and are led on our own journey of discovery and admiration, as their inspiring natural qualities begin to emerge; wholesomeness, direct and honest emotional expression, and the capacity to feel and communicate unconditional love. The difficult trials and poignant relationships, set against the richly colourful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of people with diverse abilities and their families.

Guest attending – Director, Yonatan Nir

SPONSOR:
The Ben and Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation

Festivals and Awards

  • Best International Director – 2017 Documentary Edge Festival
  • Audience Choice Award – 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Film – 201 7 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Screening Details

Film Info

Year2016
CountryIsrael
DirectorYonaton Nir
Runtime 79 min
LanguageHebrew with English subtitles
Genre , , ,